Billionaire and new owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, sparked controversy over the weekend for reinstating former President Donald Trump's Twitter account.
What do a cybersecurity researcher building a system to generate alerts for detecting security threats and vulnerabilities, a wildfire watcher who tracks the spread of forest fires, and public health professionals trying to predict enrollment in health insurance exchanges have in common? They all rely on analyzing data from Twitter.
In the wake of Elon Musk's noisy takeover of Twitter, people have been looking for alternatives to the increasingly toxicmicroblogging social media platform.
Elon Musk announced that "the bird is freed" when his US$44 billion acquisition of Twitter officially closed on Oct. 27, 2022. Some users on the microblogging platform saw this as a reason to fly away.
Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter on Oct. 27, 2022 has triggered renewed debate about what it means for the future of the social media platform, which plays an important role in determining the news and information many people - especially Americans - are exposed to.
Elon Musk has finally completed his US$44 billion deal to acquire Twitter and take it private.
With all the hype surrounding lucrative endorsement deals for athletes at Division I schools, it's easy for people to get the impression that players at smaller schools - and community colleges in particular - could be left behind in what is now known as the "Name, Image, Likeness era."
Twitter's former security chief, Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, filed a whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission in July 2022, accusing the microblogging platform company of serious security failings.
Local election officials are trying to share voting information with the public on social media but may be missing some key platforms - and the voters who use them.
In the days following the Jan. 6 attack, many pundits seemed baffled that the insurrectionists had stormed the Capitol with phones in hand, taking videos and selfies. This seemed self-incriminating, and it turned out to be. Yet scholars of the far-right have long discussed how social media has been essential to that community.